Deborah Danan

Deborah Brand

Deborah is a freelance journalist based out of Jaffa, Israel. After moving to Israel from London in 2002, she received her undergraduate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a master’s from Bar Ilan University. She was the founding editor of The Jerusalem Post’s Premium Zone and editor of its Oped page. Her work as an investigative journalist has taken her across the Mideast, from Ramallah to Jerusalem to Cairo to Amman.

Articles by Deborah Brand

Anti-Netanyahu Bloc Receives Mandate to Form Israeli Government

Following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s failure to cobble together a ruling coalition by Wednesday’s deadline, President Reuven Rivlin has tasked the opposition, led by Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid, with a chance to form an alternative government.

Yair Lapid

Palestinians Mull Delaying Elections – Again

The Palestinian Authority is planning to delay next month’s elections — the first in 15 years — in a move that is likely to cause backlash from the international community.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, center, speaks after laying a wreath at the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, inside the Mukataa government compound, in the the West Bank city of Ramallah as Palestinians commemorate the 14th anniversary of his death, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)

Protesters Outside French Consulate in NYC Slam Decision to Waive Trial of Jewish Woman’s Killer Because He Was High

Over a hundred protestors gathered outside the French Consulate in New York City on Tuesday to express outrage over a decision by the highest court in France not to put a man who killed a Jewish woman while screaming Allah hu Akbar on criminal trial because his consumption of marijuana triggered a “delirious episode” that made him not responsible for his actions.


Israel to Become First Country to Vaccinate Early Teens

Israel is planning to expand its turbo-speed coronavirus vaccination drive to children, pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday.

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - DECEMBER 20: Medical workers vaccinate medical stuff members against Coronavirus disease(COVID-19) at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center as Israel starts the COVID 19 vaccination campaign on December 20, 2020 in Tel Aviv, Israel. On Saturday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first Israeli to receive …

Netanyahu on Way to Opposition, Leading MK Declares

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is on his way to leading the opposition, a top Likud MK said Monday night, hours after the ruling party faced a stinging defeat in the vote on appointing the heads of a key Knesset committee.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the Likud party, waves to supporters at the party campaign headquarters in Jerusalem early on March 24, 2021, after the end of voting in the fourth national election in two years. (Photo by menahem kahana / AFP) (Photo by MENAHEM KAHANA/AFP via Getty …

Ashley Rindsberg: NYT Is ‘Godfather of Fake News’

The New York Times is the “godfather of fake news” that has been “deliberately and radically altering history” for over a century, the author of an explosive new book on the newspaper told Breitbart in an exclusive interview.

A man walks by the New York Times building on September 6, 2018 in New York. - A furious Donald Trump called September 5, 2018 for the unmasking of an anonymous senior official who wrote in the New York Times that top members of his administration were undermining the president …

U.N. Nuclear Watchdog Confirms Iran Enriching Uranium to 60%

Iran has begun enriching uranium to 60 percent — dangerously close to weapons-grade — at an “aboveground facility” at its Natanz nuclear enrichment plant, the U.N. nuclear watchdog said on Saturday, confirming an earlier statement made by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who said the move came as a direct response to Israel’s “nuclear terrorism” at the plant days earlier.

Atomic Energy Organization of Iran via AP, File

Iran: Israel Made ‘Very Bad Gamble’ with Natanz Nuclear Attack

Iran’s foreign minister on Tuesday said Israel made a “very bad gamble” with its alleged cyberattack cutting the power at the Natanz nuclear plant, adding  the sabotage would only strengthen Tehran’s position in renegotiating the 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Islamic World Forum in Kuala Lumpur on August 29, 2019. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Report: Israel’s Mossad Behind Iran Nuke Site Power Cut

Israel’s Mossad spy agency was responsible for the power cut on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility, which came hours after the site began enriching uranium at high speeds, Israeli media said Sunday citing Western intelligence sources.

This photo released on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019 by the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran shows centrifuge machines in Natanz uranium enrichment facility in central Iran. Iran announced on Monday that had started gas injection into a 30-machine cascade of advanced IR-6 centrifuges in Natanz complex. (Atomic Energy Organization of …